Economy

Swiss economy – Overview

One of the most competitive economies in the world at a glance: facts, figures and articles on business, exports, taxes and public finance.

Telecommunications

The Swiss telecommunications market is dominated by the incumbent telecoms operator, Swisscom.

Swiss financial centre

A global leader in wealth management, Switzerland's banks, insurance providers and pension funds generate around 10% of the country's value-added.

Energy

The Federal Council is pursuing plans to free Switzerland from reliance on imported, non-renewable energy. Its Energy Strategy 2050 seeks to reduce consumption and increase the share of renewables.

Sectors

The Swiss economy is service-oriented, but also has a strong, export-focused industrial sector. Swiss watches, which are a product of this sector, are known worldwide for their high quality.

Transport

Switzerland has a dense and reliable rail and road network.

Social Aspects

Switzerland offers its residents a very high level of social security protection.